performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience – both musically and
spiritually. Purveying a beautifully realised and deftly accomplished,
soulful and gospel infused, folk- blues, Eric has no problem melding a
traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary
sensibility. As one critic wrote “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar
playing fuses a variety of genres to become a New World Blues”.
On the back of his 2005 release ‘A Ship Called Love ‘, Grammy
Award nominee and 4 –times WC Handy award nominee Eric toured the world
as ever, including a major US tour with John Mayall & The
Bluesbreakers and previous Colne Guest, Robben Ford. This
added to earlier tours with both Robert Cray and Ray Charles
as well as impressive TV appearances including ‘The Late Late Show
and’ Later With Jools Holland’. He also appeared on Jools’
‘Small World, Big Band’ album.
Eric has also performed at Glastonbury four times, Cambridge Folk
Festival, B.B.Kings and Nice Jazz Festival – and that’s just for
2008 saw the release of Eric’s latest album, ‘Get Onboard’. The
album was recorded in Nashville and completed in Stockholm. Bonnie Raitt
and Ruthie Foster are featured guest performers.
Eric describes his latest creation as follows “My new album Get
Onboard is, without a doubt one of the most exciting projects of my
career. It’s a further exploration into the place where blues meets
gospel and soul.”
The album features a stellar line-up of musicians - the Nashville band
included producer Glen Scott on keyboards and backing vocals, Tommy Sims
(Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Clapton) on guitar, bass and
backing vocals, Lemar Carter on drums (Carrie Underwood, Joss Stone,
India Arie) and other Nashville musical luminaries.
"Eric is one of the new, young singers that has appeared on the scene
that, much to my delight, has a great voice, is an excellent performer
and has a great knowledge about the roots of this music"